Shiro Family History

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Shiro Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘castle’; another pronunciation of the character for the surname Jo (see Jo).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Spiro, Oshiro, Schiro, Shim, Chino, Shiba, Shor, Saito, Shin, Shiroma

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Shiro Family Origin

Where is the Shiro family from?

Shiro Family Occupations

What did your Shiro ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shiro occupation in the USA was Enumerator No. 7. 33% of Shiro's were Enumerator No. 7s. A less common occupation for the Shiro family was Painter. Enumerator No. 7 and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shiro.

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  • Enumerator No. 7

  • Farmer

  • Painter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shiro ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shiro Historical Records

What Shiro family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shiro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiro census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 436 immigration records available for the last name Shiro. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 154 military records available for the last name Shiro. For the veterans among your Shiro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiro Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiro lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Shiro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shiro in 1964 was 83, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiro

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiro ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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